Sunday, October 27, 2013

BBC News - NSA: New reports in German media deepen US-Merkel spy row

The US embassy (R) is seen next to the landmark Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (25 October 2013) 
The US embassy, near Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, was used to monitor communications, the documents suggest
Fresh reports in German media based on leaked US intelligence documents are prompting damaging new questions about the extent of US surveillance.

Der Spiegel suggests the US has been spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone since 2002.

Another report says Mr Obama was told in 2010 about the surveillance and failed to stop it.

The spy row has led to the worst diplomatic crisis betweeen the two countries in living memory.

Leaked documents say a US listening unit was based in its Berlin embassy - and similar operations were replicated in 80 locations around the world.

The German interior minister has been quoted as saying such an operation, if confirmed, would be illegal..............

FULL ARTICLE: BBC News - NSA: New reports in German media deepen US-Merkel spy row

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